Netflix's 'Atypical' season 3 to see Sara Gilbert appear as professor Judd following departure from 'The Talk'
Netflix does not often create content that has never been seen before, but with 'Atypical' the network truly outdid itself. The show, coming from creator Robia Rashid, follows Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), a boy on the autism spectrum, who tries to figure out his atypical life in an otherwise typical world.
The show's subtle idea that most people on the spectrum are actually the normal ones, won audiences, and after a sublime plot of season 2, the show is now on its way for season 3. With season 3 in the making, it has now been confirmed Sara Gilbert will be joining the show.
A lot of season 2 was spent on Sam's dilemma about college, and his family's concern about his ultimate decision. Sam had a tough time in his senior year, being constantly confused with the innumerous rules of dating, and struggling with his feelings for his therapist Julia Sasaki (Amy Okuda), he finally decided to take life into his own hands and head to college.
On the other hand, his younger sister, Casey Gardner (Brigette Lundy-Paine), is on the verge of discovering her sexuality as she developed a romantic relationship with her newfound friend, Izzie (Fivel Stewart). However, it was probably in season 2, their parents, Elsa Gardner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Doug Gardner (Michael Rapaport), faced the most amount of obstacles after it was revealed Elsa had been cheating on Doug with a bartender. In the end, things finally fell into place as Sam declared he was ready to go to college to pursue art.
It was reported Gilbert will play professor Judd — a university ethics professor who is generally irritable, strict and chronically underwhelmed, yet capable of compassion — on season 3. Gilbert has had her own atypical journey, which began with her as co-host and creator of the CBS daytime talk show 'The Talk'.
However, only a few weeks back the 'The Conners' star mentioned that she would be quitting 'The Talk' to focus on her own career. The 44-year-old said: "I’m nervous. This is hard to do and something that I have been struggling with for a while and going back and forth. But I’ve decided that it’s time for me to leave the show at the end of the season."
She confessed that while working for popular shows such as 'The Conners' she would feel "slightly out of balance and I wasn’t able to spend as much time with my three kids as I’d like, and time for myself." However, it can be said she will perhaps find her ground in 'Atypical' which as of now is perhaps one of the most inclusive shows on television. She also took to Instagram to share the news, where she wrote, "so excited to be part of one of my favorite shows season 3 #atypicalnetflix".
As we know, 'Atypical' consists of characters who are regular at first glance but on considering their journey over the course of the show, these are characters that are easily relatable and yet unique. No confirmed date for season 3 has yet been announced but chances are the show will follow its usual routine of returning in September.